History and Theory of Urbanism
- Urbanism, Landscape and Heritage
- Urbanism Representation and Diagrams
- Landscape Rephotography
- Reconstruction after WW1 and WW2
- Engineer-Architect, Leuven University
- Urbanist, Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris
- PhD in Art History, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
As a guest professor, currently holding the Peter Paul Rubens Chair for History and Culture of the Low Countries at UC Berkeley, Pieter Uyttenhove will be teaching this Spring Semester 2020 a seminar at the CED. He is full professor in Theory and History of Urbanism and was Head of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at Ghent University until 2014. He studied urban planning at the Institut d’urbanisme de Paris (IUP, Paris XII) and engineer-architect at Leuven University. He made his doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris in 1999. He is adviser of doctoral research in 19th and 20th century theory and history of urbanism : the imagery of landscape during the first half of the 20th century ; Paul Otlet’s analogous spaces of knowledge ; the history of modern road infrastructure in Belgium ; the development of landscape design in Flanders ; the narratology of urban design and urbanism, etc. Current doctoral research under his direction deals with Cold War heritage ; the planning and design of green infrastructure, etc. Co-director of the UGent laboratory for urbanism Labo S, he has developed and directed in recent years research on urban design, heritage and landscape, and on topics as (chrono)photography ; urbanized landscapes ; urbanism and heritage of First World War landscapes and villages.
He also taught at the Centre R. Lemaire at Leuven University, and at the New York-Paris Program at Columbia University. He gave numerous lectures at universities and international colloquiums.
He was a curator of exhibitions in the Centre Pompidou and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, and of ‘Recollecting Landscapes 1904-1980-2004’ in the Museum of Contemporary Arts (SMAK) in Ghent, 2006, and co-ordinator of Open City, program for architecture and urbanism of Antwerp 93, cultural capital of Europe.
In 1999, he was rewarded the Geert Bekaert Award as the founder of Open City, an inter-university urban studies and urban design platform.
- Courses Taught
ARCH 179/279 SEC 001 Views and Visions: Representing Flanders’ Landscape and Built Environment
- Selected Publications
He published in numerous national and international periodicals as A+, A+U, Archis, De Architect, European Planning Studies, Faces, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Landscape Research, Library Trends, Planning Perspectives, Storia Urbana, Techniques & Architecture, Urbanisme, etc.
Author of several books, e.g. Labo S Works 2004-2014. A landscape perspective on urbanism (Ghent, Academia Press, 2015, with several authors); Beaudouin et Lods (Éditions du Patrimoine, Paris, 2012); Stadland België. Hoofdstukken van de geschiedenis van de stedenbouw (A&S/books, Ghent, 2011) ; Marcel Lods (1891-1978) : action, architecture, histoire (Verdier, Paris, 2009) ; De wederopbouw van Leuven na 1914 (University Press Leuven, 1991, with co-author J. Celis)
Editor of various collective books, e.g. Recollecting Landscapes. Rephotography, Memory and Transformation 1904-1980-2004-2014 (Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2018, with co-editor B. Notteboom) ; Recollecting Landscapes (A&S/books, Ghent, 2006) ; Information and Space. Analogies and Metaphors (Library Trends, 2013) ; Taking Sides (Antwerp, 1993) ; Photographies d’architecte (Centre Pompidou/CCI, Paris, 1992) ; Le dessin et l’architecte (Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 1992).